you could not know me, however I’ve written this letter particularly for you. Sure, you. I do know you’re feeling fairly down proper now and that your present scenario makes the world look like a shitty gutter stuffed with distress.
So I’ve determined to sit down down and write you an excellent ol’ customary motivational letter. No deep profound ideas, no life contemplation, simply straight pure power to jumpstart you again into beast mode.
I’m not right here to let you know to love your self and that every part goes to be okay – you already know that. However regardless of understanding it, you continue to really feel shitty.
I’m right here to let you know to cease pouting. Suppose the world fucked you over? Good. I’m right here to let you know to wipe these tears off and use them as lube to fuck the world proper again. I’m scripting this to let you know it’s time to toughen up. That’s to not say you’re not already powerful or that what you’re feeling just isn’t regular. However you’ve fearful sufficient. You’ve regretted sufficient. You’ve felt scared sufficient. It’s time for a change.
Issues didn’t end up the best way you thought they’d. Face it. There’s nothing you are able to do about it at this level, so cease stressing over the issues you possibly can’t change. Sure, you in all probability ought to’ve accomplished some issues otherwise – however you didn’t.
You understand that notorious Rocky quote?
You, me, or no one is gonna hit as laborious as life. Nevertheless it ain’t about how laborious you hit; it’s about how laborious you will get hit, and hold transferring ahead.
Take into consideration that for a second; everybody can throw punches from a place of power. It’s straightforward to maintain a optimistic thoughts and carry on hustling once you’re in energy. However when your chips are down, once you’re shit out of luck, broke, crushed, and battered, your thoughts simply warps in an other way.
If it had been straightforward, all people would do it. It’s straightforward to be pleased once you get up on the best aspect of the mattress. However too properly that these days are scarce. For almost all of us, most of our time is spent strolling the tightrope to the subsequent downside.
This letter isn’t written from a place of energy. I used to be in the identical place you might be in now. I felt down on my luck, actually shitty with no approach out in sight. However the one approach you’ll have the ability to discover a answer to your downside is in the event you bitchslap your self again into focus. And, because you haven’t accomplished so already, I’ve determined to step in and slam you over the face as an alternative.
It’s a very paradoxical scenario, a catch-22 if you’ll. Your mindset controls the result; if issues are shitty, you’ll really feel shitty and, subsequently, issues will proceed to be shitty.
The one approach you’ll have the ability to break the cycle is by not letting your present scenario have an effect on your mind-set. As a matter of truth, when your life is at its lowest, your thoughts must be at its strongest for you to have the ability to climb again up.
Fuck letting nervousness drag you down; use it as motivation to get forward. Fuck letting concern cease you from doing what you need; do it anyway and really feel invincible. Cease asking “why” and begin asking “how”. This isn’t the time for hindsight. At this second, it doesn’t matter how you bought your self into this case. Proper now it doesn’t matter what you may’ve accomplished otherwise. All that issues is what you’ll do subsequent.
You’ve made your mattress, however don’t sleep in it simply but, as you’ll in all probability simply find yourself sobbing by way of the night time. Depart the mattress alone and keep up planning your comeback.
The favored saying goes: “when the going will get powerful, the powerful get going”. However the actuality is that the powerful ought to at all times be going, as a result of that’s what makes them powerful within the first place.
It’s laborious. Very laborious. Generally Life punches you straight within the intestine, knocks you down, and simply retains on kicking. However don’t roll everywhere in the ground and cry. Take the beating, however don’t let it beat you. Permit your self to be knocked down, however not knocked out. You possibly can’t anticipate the subsequent punch, however you possibly can ponder your subsequent transfer.
Life might be pure magnificence. Life might be really superb. However Life may also be a battle, and proper now it’s.
Bodily exhaustion. Psychological manipulation. Emotional catastrophe.
When Life hits, it may well rob you of your sleep, power, and energy. It might play along with your thoughts, shaping it and twisting it. It might assault your feelings, vanity, and confidence.
However by no means, ever, EVER let it fiddle along with your mindset. At all times hold a pointy focus. By no means lose sight of what’s actually essential. Maintain pushing and struggling till you get your self up, stand straight, and look Life proper within the face.
There’s no concern in you anymore. No nervousness. No hesitation.
Staring down Life might be the identical as staring down the barrel of a loaded shotgun. You’ve gone by way of hell and again, however you’re nonetheless standing up, prepared for extra. As a result of you possibly can take the punches. You possibly can take the assaults, the beatings, and anything Life has in its arsenal.
And at that second, Life smiles and walks away. You depart on good phrases. The world is gorgeous once more. Birds are chirping and the solar is shining. Your wounds are therapeutic and also you’re rising increased than ever.
However you don’t overlook. As a result of eventually, you and Life are going to conflict once more. Solely this time you’ll be smarter. You gained’t make the identical errors once more. You gained’t get damaged as simply. And this time, in the event you’re sensible sufficient…
…you’ll be the one to throw the primary punch.
Let this one sink in. I’ll be proper right here, ready on your reply.